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Library News

Happy Pride!

 Pride month might be coming to an end, but we have a great selection of LGBTQIA+ books for you to read year round!

There are so many great works of LGBTQIA+ literature out there. While we have tried to highlight a diverse range of experience, this list is not exhaustive. Staff have sent in their favorites and we hope they will end up on your favorites list too! If you would like a list of books on a particular topic, you can request one through our Custom Book List form.

The Stories Behind the Music: Biographies and Memoirs

 We are halfway through the summer and our Summer Reading Club. Hopefully you have enjoyed some excellent books so far! 

One way to explore music is to read about the people creating it. Here are some of our favorite biographies that show just how fascinating the life of a musician can be. Read about the glamour, the trials, tribulations, and travel in these great titles.

Fantastic Mysteries for Fall

Cooler weather and shorter days make the fall a great time to settle in with a new mystery series. From delightfully gossipy restaurant owners moonlighting as amateur sleuths, to hardened investigators facing the end of the world, or even a crime-solving furry companion, there is a literary detective for everyone.  

Find the Perfect Dish for Your Potluck!

It’s the season of parties, family gatherings, and potlucks! Whether you are cooking for a large group or trying to find a delicious dish to bring to the party, the perfect recipe is waiting in one of our cookbooks.

2018 Staff Picks for Kids

So many amazing books came out this year, and we wanted to share our favorites with you! Library staff are excited to share their #1 reads for children, teens, and adults this week.

2018 Staff Picks for Teens

There were so many great teen books released this year… it was hard to choose which ones to talk about! There are graphic novels, fantasy, fiction and even poetry on the list, so no matter what you like to read there is something for you.

2018 Staff Picks for Adults

Like our lists from previous years, our staff picks reflect the wonderfully diverse reading tastes of our library staff. See what your favorite librarian is reading and pick up a copy!

Personal Finance

It is one of the best and most common New Year’s resolutions anyone can make: “This year I am going to get my financial life in order.” Whether you are a savvy saver or a beginning investor, we have recommendations for books that meet every level of fiscal fitness.

Unique, Unusual, and Unexpected Finds – Teen Books to read this January!

This post was written by Drew at Twin Hickory Library. 

When you are browsing through our teen collection, you never know what you might find! For our January post, I decided to take a look at our teen shelves at Twin Hickory and highlight any unusual and interesting books I noticed. Enjoy a look at some unique titles and topics!